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                            CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
                                  SEMANET '02
            A COLING Workshop on Building and Using Semantic Networks

                           Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
                               August 31, 2002



    Dear Members of the NLP Community:

    The organizers of SemaNet02 -- a COLING workshop on building and using
    semantic networks -- are pleased to invite you to participate in our
    workshop, to be held after the COLING conference on August 31, 2002 at
    Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.

    The goal of this workshop is to explore issues surrounding the
    construction and application of semantic networks and ontologies,
    including but not limited to the construction of multilingual
    ontologies, the construction of ontologies for specific applications
    such as question answering and natural language generation, as well as
    the application of semantic networks to problems such as anaphora
    resolution, named-entities recognition and word sense disambiguation.

    The preliminary schedule for the workshop is attached below. We have
    accepted 10 papers for oral presentation and 6 papers for poster
    presentation. In addition, we will have two guest speakers; the
    opening speech by Pascale Fung, and an invited talk by Eduard Hovy.

    Full (and updated) details of the workshop can be found at Details for online registration can be
    found on the COLING web page at

    We look forward to seeing you in August!


    Grace Ngai, Intendi Inc., Hong Kong
    Pascale Fung, Intendi Inc. and Hong Kong University of Science and
    Technology, Hong Kong
    Kenneth W. Church, AT&T Labs, USA


    Eneko Agirre (Basque Country University, Spain)
    Key-Sun Choi (NHK Labs, Japan)
    Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton University, USA)
    Radu Florian (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
    Marc Light (MITRE, USA)
    Dekang Lin (University of Alberta, Canada)
    Bernardo Magnini (ITC-irst, Italy)
    Rada Mihalcea (UT-Dallas, USA)
    Phil Resnik (University of Maryland, USA)
    German Rigau (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain)
    Charles Schafer (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
    Pavel Smrz (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
    Keh-Yih Su (Behaviour Design Corporation, Taiwan)
    Benjamin Tsou (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
    Piek Vossen (Irion Technologies, Netherlands)
    Richard Wicentowski (Swarthmore College, USA)
    Dekai Wu (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)


    9:00-9:45 Opening Speech
    Pascale Fung

    Chu-Ren Huang, I. Ju, Elanna Tseng and Dylan Tsai
    "Translating Lexical Semantic Relations: The first step towards
    Multilingual Wordnets"

    Mathieu Mangeot-Lerebours & Gilles Sérasset
    "Frameworks, Implementation and Open Problems for the Collaborative
    Building of a Multilingual Lexical Database"

    10:35-11:00 BREAK

    Gideon Mann
    "Building proper noun ontologies for question answering"

    Takuya Sakaguchi and Shun Ishizaki
    "A Japanese Semantic Network built on a Pulsed Neural Network with
    encoding Associative Concept Dictionaries"

    Javier Ferreres, Horacio Rodriguez and Karina Gibert
    "Semiautomatic Creation of Taxonomies"

    12:15-13:30 LUNCH

    13:30-14:15 Invited Talk
    Eduard Hovy
    "Building Semantic/Ontological Knowledge by Text Mining"

    Bernardo Magnini, Matteo Negri, Roberto Prevete and Hristo Tanev
    "A Wordnet-based Approach to Named-Entites Recognition"

    Thierry Poibeau and Dominique Dutoit
    "Generating extraction patterns from a large semantic network and an
    untagged corpora"

    Anna Korhonen
    "Assigning Verbs to Semantic Classes via Wordnet"

    15:35-16:00 BREAK

    Josef Meyer and Robert Dale
    "Using the Wordnet Hierarchy for Associative Anaphora Resolution"

    Ping-Wai Wong and Yongsheng Yang
    "Chinese Word-Sense Disambiguation with A Maximum Entropy Model"


    R. Basili, R. Catizone, L. Padro, M.T. Pazienza, G. Rigau, A. Setzer,
    N. Webb and F. Zanzotto
    "Knowledge-Based Multilingual Document Analysis"

    Echa Chang, Chu-Ren Huang, Sue-Jin Ker, Chang-Hua Yang
    "Induction of Classification from Lexicon Expansion: Assigning Domain
    Tags to WordNet Entries"

    Kyoko Kanzaki, Qing Ma, Masaki Murata and Hitoshi Isahara
    "Classification of Adjectival and Non-adjectival Nouns Based on their
    Semantic Behavior by Using a Self-Organizing Semantic Map"

    Kyoji Umemura
    "Selecting the Most Highly Correlated Pairs within a Large Vocabulary "

    Lixin Zhou, Qun Liu
    "A Character-net based Chinese Text Segmentation Method"

    Michael Zock
    "Sorry, but what was your name again, or, how to overcome the tip of
    the tongue problem with the help of a computer?"


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